Formed in 1984, Forced Entertainment is an ensemble of six artists led by director and writer Tim Etchells. The group’s work spans theatre, durational performance / live art, gallery installation, video and digital media.
The themes the company return to are life in cities, identity and sexual politics, the relationship of lived experience to the images of media culture, the nature of language, the attractiveness of chaos and the desire for order, and the need to confess. Forced Entertainment have continually tried to find new performance and theatre forms with which to describe contemporary urban life. Their work is emphatically a group creation – made through improvisation and discussion and drawing on theatre itself as well as on cinema, music culture, literature and fine art.
I have been working with the company since 1986, documenting shows, creating publicity, making exhibitions and CD roms.
Bloody Mess, Munich 2003